Buhari Declares Holiday For Armed Forces


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Monday, May 24, 2021 as work free day for members of the Armed Forces to honour the fallen heroes who died in the air crash involving Beachcraft-350, Friday.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others died in the plane crash in Kaduna.

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In honour of the deceased, the president said the flag would be flown at half-mast in all public buildings for three days beginning from Monday, May 24, 2021 till Wednesday.

“President Buhari has directed that the national flag Flag of Nigeria be flown at half-mast in all public buildings and official residences across the country, from Mon May 24 to Wed May 26, 2021, in honour of the late COAS and other military officers who died in Friday’s plane crash.

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“The President has also approved Monday May 24, 2021 as a work-free day for members of the Nigerian Armed Forces,” a statement issued by the presidency said.

The deceased were buried on Saturday at the National Military Cemetery, Abuja.

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